- Sophia A. Nelson: President Donald Trump has thus far failed to make inroads in the African-American community
- But if Trump can build critical relationships with black leaders and constituents, he can make great strides in bridging the racial divide
Sophia A. Nelson is an award-winning author and journalist and former House GOP committee counsel from 1997-1999. She is the author of the new book, "E Pluribus One: Rediscovering Our Founders' Vision for a United America." The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)On Tuesday, President Donald Trump honored Black History Month by visiting the newly-minted National Museum of African American History and Culture. Amid the fanfare and praise that Trump's visit was "a step in the right direction," one question still remains: Is he serious about fixing the racial divide in this country?